Global Justice: Theory, Practice, Rhetoric’s Jonathan Trejo-Mathys Essay Prize


The editors of Global Justice: Theory, Practice, Rhetoric invite submissions for the 3rd annual essay prize in honor of Jonathan Trejo-Mathys (1979-2014). Trejo-Mathys, a member of the Global Justice Network and assistant professor of philosophy at Boston College, worked in both philosophy and critical social theory. In his honor, we welcome submissions in all areas of political theory concerning global justice, and we especially welcome submissions in the areas of 1) global justice and trade or 2) the contribution of critical theory to global justice.

The inaugural essay prize was awarded to Katherine Howard, PhD Candidate in Philosophy at Emory University, for her essay “The ‘Right to Have Rights’ 65 Years Later: Justice Beyond Humanitarianism, Politics Beyond Sovereignty.” The current year’s prize recipient is Francisco Garcia Gibson, postdoctoral researcher at the National Research Council of Argentina (CONICET) and the Centro de Investigaciones Filosóficas (CIF) at the Universidad de Buenos Aires for his essay  “Guns or Food: On Prioritizing National Security over Global Poverty Relief.” 

For additional questions, or to submit an essay for consideration (maximum 9000 words), please contact Barbara Buckinx at by September 30, 2018. The winning author will receive $1000.00 and will be invited to present their paper, alongside a leading scholar in the field of global justice, at Boston College’s annual lecture in Trejo-Mathys’ honor. The essay will also be published in Global Justice: Theory, Practice, Rhetoric.

For more information about Global Justice: Theory, Practice, Rhetoric and the Global Justice Network, please see:

The prize is sponsored by the Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy at Boston College.